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backpacking
14 days ago

Great trail. It's a little dusty right now- we could use a little rain.

hiking
28 days ago

trail is 8.8 round trip, 4,100 up, up, up. steep, but you can hear the roar of the creek most of the way
the gorgeous falls come out of the lake.

mountain biking
29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

I think it is closer to 10 miles round trip. Excellent close up views of Big Craggy and other nearby peaks. Lots of wildflowers blooming as the trail breaks off to Burch Mountain from the pass. Snow free all the way to the top as of 7/15. I got distracted looking at the scenery and ended up on some steep scree on the west side of the mountain. After backtracking a few 100 ft I was able to find the turn for the final scramble up the NW side of the peak. Didn't run into anyone else on the trail until I got back to the parking lot.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice views of the North Cascades in the distance with beautiful open meadows after you break out of a burn zone. The trail was easy to follow all the way to the top of Tiffany and never felt difficult. Several wildflowers blooming. Start from the trailhead marked Freezeout Ridge on NF-39 which is located at the top of the pass. Limited parking but very little traffic so you won't see many cars. Road was a little rough the last 1/2 mile but doable.

Wild flowers are in bloom and still snow on the upper trail

The road mapquest took us on was over grown and eventually not passable because of a brush type tree growing in the middle of it. We were in a keep wrangler so we were able to go way further than a car. Saw a few deer and one nice viewpoint of Chelan toward Stehekin. Did not hike Cooper Mountain

Hiked this today. Unfortunately we started late and had to turn back at 5240 ft. In order to descend before dark.
Thick snow and beautiful silence.

hiking
10 months ago

It was a great shorter hike for viewing larch trees in October. A little icy in parts when I was there on 10/9 so trekking poles were of help. Once you reach the ridge there are very nice views of the Cascades in every direction as you make the final push for the lookout. Roads to the TH were in pretty good shape.

hiking
10 months ago

Enjoyable trail and some stunning meadows for tenting.

hiking
11 months ago

Trail to the lake is in good shape. After starting on the trail take the second right to Scatter Lake, the first right is Slate Creek. Good camping spots just off the lake shore. Lots of larch trees. If you decide to take on Abernathy Peak it is about .8 mile scramble and another 1300 ft elevation gain. There is a faint boot path to the to the left once you reach the saddle. The views of the surrounding peaks from the top are amazing.

Great hike, however the milage is closer to 11.2 give or take, not 9.6. Rather gradual trail which would be good for kids.

Great views! Went in late August on a weekday and didn't encounter anyone else on the trail.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Steady & steep, but worth the trip!

trail running
Saturday, August 13, 2016

My dad and I were going for a drive today, we live in Chelan and needed to get away from all the tourists! We ended up here and it was a nice overcast day. We all headed up but do to dad's hips he only made it about a mile, so the dog and I continued up past the falls a bit then turned around. Stopped at the falls, pup went swimming and I took some great pics. Ran pretty much all the way up and down, the trail was easy and a quick lil trip to some BEAUTIFUL falls. Happy Trails.